- Category : 1913-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 3
American radio, stage and screen actress best known for starring as Susan Alexander Kane, the second wife of press tycoon Charles Foster Kane, in Citizen Kane (1941), the critically acclaimed debut film of Orson Welles. In earlier films she was credited as Linda Winters, and she had appeared on the stage as Kay Winters.
Her career ended when she was caught up in the Hollywood blacklist in 1951. She declined to answer questions about her alleged Communist connections when she was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952. Soon after she was accused of heavy drinking in custody hearings for her children, and on 19 March 1953 she was arrested for prostitution in West Hollywood. The arrest is believed by many to have been part of a revenge scheme by police offended by her mocking the HUAC.
Comingore was married four times. She struggled with alcoholism during her later life, to the extent that it caused her to lose custody of her two children. Comingore died on 30 December 1971 from a pulmonary disease in Stonington, Connecticut at the age of 58.